stat vs open w/ ".exe"

Conrad Scott Conrad.Scott@dsl.pipex.com
Fri Jul 5 10:24:00 GMT 2002


"Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com> wrote:
> It was a deliberate design decision.
> It *has* been discussed many
> times both in this group and in cygwin@cygwin.  I am not up to
> trying to recreate the argument (it wasn't mine) today.  Maybe
> someone else will.

Okay: I'll go back to the archives and see if I can dig something
up ("stat", "open", and ".exe" are not easy patterns to search for
tho').  It currently strikes me as strange (but then again, it
just bit me so I'm feeling delicate) but I'll go find some
discussion of its merits.

Thanks,

// Conrad





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